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Hi I'm Chaz

I grew up in Idaho. I love learning, photography, the wild outdoors, my friends and family, and Jesus Christ.

About Me

I'm currently a missionary for the LDS Church serving in Louisiana. When I am finished with my mission, I will finish getting my degree in wildlife resources. I absolutely love wildlife and big trees. I enjoy: hiking, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, snowboarding and fishing. What I really enjoy though is nature photography. I love capturing the moments I enjoy in nature and being able to share those moments with others. I love to learn and read. I enjoy books by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have found truth and hope. I know why I'm here and what my purpose is in this life. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ to be the perfect way to live our lives. It tells us how we can love our neighbor and how we should help those in need. I have hope because I know I can live with my family for all eternity. This world may seem dark and dreay, but I know all will be well in the end. The light of Christ always shines even in the darkest of nights.

How I live my faith

I do everything I can to increase my faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I read scriptures daily to find the answers to the questions or problems that life throws at me. I also take what I have learned from reading the Book of Mormon and try to apply it to my life. For example, I may read about serving others and then try to find someone who needs help. Service doesn't have to mean doing work for someone, but can also be a small gesture of gratitude or encouragement. Being an avid outdoorsman is also a part of how I live my faith. Everything I experience in nature is something that was created by our Heavenly Father. It is a very humbling experience to walk underneath the forest canopy or to sit next to a roaring waterfall and just ponder the works of the Lord and realize how great He is.